Museums & Heritage

Duluth is rich in history and heritage, having been built on the logging, mining, and shipping industries from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Within easy walking distance from the resort is the Lake Superior Maritime Museum, which is located at the foot of a historical landmark, the Aerial Lift Bridge. A seasonal trolley ride away from the resort (June – Aug.), is the William A. Irvin Iron Ore Boat Museum, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, North Shore Scenic Railroad, St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, and the Duluth Depot. Duluth has over 30 places listed in The National Register of Historic Places to visit and enjoy. The remains of The Park Point Lighthouse, located at the end of Park Point, is one of the historic sites listed. Glensheen Mansion offers a variety of tours of the historic estate and is a guest favorite. Located on the Lakewalk is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The Port Town Trolley is a replica of a trolley operated in Duluth in earlier times and runs daily from 11:30am-7:00pm from June – August. It is air conditioned and provides rides from Canal Park to various museums, events, and sites within the downtown, and Bayfront areas. Children love to ride on it and it’s a great family photograph opportunity.

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Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

Duluth Childrens Museum has been educating for over 80 years. The Childrens Museum is able to educate children in the fields of Science, Math, technology, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Sightseeing is open year round; Winter and Summer hours vary.

115 S. 29th Ave. W.
Duluth, MN 55806
Within Walking Distance

This solemn yet majestic memorial stands on the shores of Lake Superior which has been helping veterans and their families throughout Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin for more than 20 years. The manner in which help is provided continues to change in response to the needs of the veteran community. Originally, the organization formed a […]

P.O Box 16975
Duluth, MN 55816
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

The Tweed Museum of Art, is one of Duluth’s museums located on the campus of UMD which holds a collection of over 7,000 art objects representing a range of culture, and periods of art history.

1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

At the Depot in downtown Duluth, guests will learn all about steam locomotives and the historic buildings of railroading in Minnesota. There’s something for everyone at one of Duluth’s fastest attractions. Open year round; Winter and Summer hours vary.

506 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance

The Duluth lighthouse on the North Pier was the last of three to be built in the harbor and is one of the largest attractions in Duluth to see. It was first illuminated on April 7, 1910. It consists of a 37-foot riveted steel tower on a steel frame, painted white, and is mounted on […]

Duluth, MN 55802